Memory Lane: Farmer Grey Cartoons

If you grew up in the 1950s, you very likely saw these silent cartoons, created by Paul Terry, on your black-and-white TV. If you’d enjoy that particular stroll down Memory Lane, Youtube has several of them available.

Y’know what? These are really funny! Primitive in technique, but well-advanced in crackpot humor.

Most of the commenters, myself included, would have liked to know more about the cartoons’ music tracks. I don’t think most of the music that’s been plugged into this example is original. Somehow that got lost. But considering that some of these are more than 70 years old, we probably have to take what we can get.

Hey, it’s Labor Day, a holiday, so let’s have a few harmless laughs.

3 comments on “Memory Lane: Farmer Grey Cartoons

  1. Those cartoons really were clever. The classics were the ones in which everyone chased everyone in and out of doors in a hallway until you couldn’t tell who was where. Every now and then I find myself referring to a scene of mass confusion as “something out of a Farmer Grey cartoon.” Unfortunately, young people don’t know what I’m talking about, and it’s hard to explain.

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